This Quick Ramen Noodle Soup only takes 15 minutes to make, and has two secret ingredients that give the broth a great depth of flavor and richness!

Ramen Soup - In Ceramic Bowl With Chopsticks, Curly Scallions Garnish, and Poached Egg

I was really tempted to call this something like “faker’s ramen noodle soup” because instead of the 3 days that an authentic ramen requires, this one takes about 15 minutes and has a ton of flavor.

Despite its short cooking time, we start with a ton of aromatics as the base and add plenty of umami so it takes on a deeply rich flavor, without a long simmering time!

Ramen Broth Soup From Scratch With Poached Egg, Curly Scallions, In Brown Ceramic Bowl

So if you’re a fan of ramen soup but don’t feel like spending three days simmering chicken bones and pork bones, definitely give this one a try!

Start by adding minced garlic, sliced scallions, grated ginger, oil, and sriracha to a big soup pot:

Sliced Scallions, Minced Garlic, Grated Ginger, and Sriracha In Ceramic Pot For Quick Ramen Soup

Cook for about a minute, until the scallions have softened and the garlic smells aromatic.

Then add chicken stock (or broth) and beef stock:

Pouring Beef Stock Into Sautéed Scallions, Garlic, and Ginger In Soup Pot

As I mention in the video above, I like adding a mix of the two broths because it keeps the flavor of the soup from being one-note.

Next, add soy sauce and fish sauce to the pot:

Pouring Fish Sauce and Soy Sauce Into Quick Ramen Soup

These are the secret ingredients that give the broth a depth of flavor and complexity.

Finally, drop in some ramen noodles, and eggs if you’re making them, and cook for three minutes:

Ramen Noodles With Beef Stock, Chicken Stock, And Scallions In Red Enameled Cast Iron Pot

Serve the ramen with extra scallions, or any other toppings you wish to add.

Ramen Noodles - In a Bowl with Quick Broth, Poached Egg, and Scallion Curls

More of my other favorite soups are this Quick Chicken Noodle Soup, Carrot Coconut Soup, and Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili.

Enjoy, my friends!

Ramen Noodles In a Bowl with Quick Broth, Poached Egg, and Scallion Curls

Quick Ramen Noodle Soup

 This Quick Ramen Noodle Soup only takes 15 minutes to make, and has two secret ingredients that give the broth a great depth of flavor and richness!
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 4 scallions sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1/2 tsp chili sauce or sriracha
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce*
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs optional
  • 12 ounce package ramen noodles

Instructions 

  • Place the oil, garlic, ginger, scallions, and chili sauce in a dutch oven or large pot and cook over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant and the scallions start to soften.
  • Add the chicken stock, beef broth, fish sauce, and soy sauce and bring to a boil over high heat. Taste and adjust as necessary (I add about a cup of water to reduce saltiness).
  • Add your eggs, if cooking, and the noodles to the boiling soup, and cook for about 3 minutes (the noodles I use require about 3 minutes, but follow the package instructions).
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Fish sauces vary in quality. Red Boat and Tiparos are both very nice.
You can also use chicken broth and beef broth instead of stock.

Nutrition

Calories: 505kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 2779mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Post originally published in February 2014. Updated with new photos, writing, and a video in December 2017.